It was my second proper job & we were into the second week of training. I was having lunch with the other trainees and I said something funny (I do make people laugh occasionally 😉 ) and suddenly one of the co-trainee said my God you are such a sweet and frank person! I can’t believe I thought you are a snob!
I was as surprised as her. I believed I am a very friendly and non snobbish person! How can I even give that impression? But then I realised I am an introvert extrovert person. I am very shy in company of strangers and more I be with them, more I would open up.
Over the years many people have told me this, that they thought me as intimidating and more they knew me, more they were surprised by my friendliness.
First Impressions are not true impressions about me then. And I am sure not about many other people.
I have come across people who have seemed charming and strong and then realised they are just compulsive flirts / weaklings actually. (This is how we overcome crushes 😉 )
So the moral of the story is don’t get blinded by first impression. Know the other person and give them chance for a second and lasting impression 🙂